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Canadian Folk Singer Meets Tragic Death

Posted: 31 Oct 2009 08:00 AM PDT

Toronto-based folk singer 's promising career came to a tragic end on this Wednesday due to mortal wounds from a surprising Coyote attack. cover

It was said she was on a solo hike in Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia. Coyotes, being naturally shy creatures, may have mistaken her for deer or other prey said Wildlife biologist Bob Bancroft. Other hiker's in the area heard Mitchell’s screams and alerted emergency police dispatchers.

Mitchell had been traveling on her first tour promoting her debut LP For Your Consideration. She was also nominated for Young Performer of the Year honors by the Canadian Folk Music Awards, which will be awarded in November. She has performed in festivals that included , Neko Case and .

On Taylor's last post on FaceBook, Mitchell described playing at someone's home as "a welcome dose of normality after a whirlwind weekend” at the Ontario Council of Folk Music.

Michael Johnston, her Producer of For Your Consideration said he and his family would soon be organizing a celebration of her life.

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